San Francisco #1 Dog-Friendly City in USA

San Francisco: #1 Dog-Friendly City According to Animal Planet

Spectacular views of San Francisco and the bay abound from many dog-friendly spots around the city.

Golden Gate Bridge Dog“San Francisco is not only one of America's best-loved tourist destinations - it’s also a great getaway destination for dogs and their human companions” according to Animal Planet in their recently released Top 10 Pet-Friendly Destinations guide. San Francisco beat out such well-known dog-friendly cities such as Portland (#2), San Diego (#6) and Carmel by-the-Sea (#10). Animal Planet went on to say:

“The City by the Bay has some of the best urban dog playgrounds in the United States, including Golden Gate Park, with its more than 1,000 acres of green space and four off-leash dog areas. There are even several off-leash beaches in San Francisco, including Baker Beach, Ocean Beach and Fort Funston.

Spectacular views of San Francisco and the bay, take a walk with your pooch across the Golden Gate Bridge. There are also a variety of pet-friendly attractions for visitors to San Francisco, including the Embarcadero, Coit Tower and Fisherman's Wharf. And if that doesn't have you planning a San Francisco getaway with your pet, consider that all of these sites are accessible by cable car, which allows dogs of all sizes.

There is no shortage of pet-friendly hotels in San Francisco, such as the Palomar, the Holiday Inn Civic Center and the Four Seasons. You'll also find countless options for outdoor doggie dining, including Ristorante Mona Lisa on Columbus Avenue in North Beach. Considering all the great things you can do with your pet in San Francisco, it's no wonder that it tops our list as the most dog-friendly destination in the United States.”

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Posted on: March 9, 2013

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